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SH eats too much oil

My 1998 sh with 170k eats alot of oil i think. i vtec quite often. doesnt look like its leaking out anywhere. it burns about the oil level between the 2 holes on the dip stick in about a full gas tank. is this normal or do i have a problem.
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Re: SH eats too much oil

its normal to burn about 1 to 2 quarts between oil changes on a high mileage car, i burn about 1.5 to 2 quarts between oil changes. keep your car out of vtec and it wont burn as fast. you shouldnt need to stay in vtec on a daily basis anyways, thats just silly. you have prolly wore your rings out. try using some risolene compression restorer.
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Re: SH eats too much oil

Yes, these cars love to eat oil as they get older
try to get some oil for high mileage cars (there's some stuff I use that helps I think it's called Lucas Oil or something like that)

and stay out of Vtec, that really eats the oil
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Re: SH eats too much oil

Oil consumption is normal, especially if you get on the high cam a lot. I know it's hard, but see if you can stay off it for one tank of fuel, and see how much oil you burn.
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Re: SH eats too much oil

k, wat type of oil is the best. I am using penzoile 10- 30w. by the way i just got it barely put 300 miles on it.

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Re: SH eats too much oil

i would put 10-40
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Re: SH eats too much oil

5w-30?
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Re: SH eats too much oil

I've always used 5w-30 in my car. That's what the manual recommends for most climates I believe.
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Re: SH eats too much oil

These cars eat oil at higher mileage just like everyone said. there's a good reason for it too :D

The cylinder sleeves are made of a carbon composite material that is very hard and is tough on rings. They used this technology in the H-series and F-series motors.

That is why the S2000 with the F20C engine eats oil as well. Mine eats about a quart of oil every 2k miles.

If you're eating 3 quarts like you say in one gas tank, i'd highly suggest a compression test because that car will put you in the poor house in like a few weeks lol.

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Re: SH eats too much oil

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If you're eating 3 quarts like you say in one gas tank, i'd highly suggest a compression test because that car will put you in the poor house in like a few weeks lol.
I think he meant/said the amount of oil between the high and low mark on his dip stick. Which if memory serves me right is about a quart of oil. Which is still quite excessive if it's between tanks of gas (roughly 350 miles in my case). As stated by others though, take a GOOD compression test to the cylinders. I've learned my lesson buying cheap testers from PepBoys etc. they just don't read very accurate. Also think about adding some reputable oil additive, maybe Lucas etc. Let us know your compression results!
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Re: SH eats too much oil

try RESTORE its an oil additive i use it after every oil change whether it really works or not who knows just makes me feel a little bit better about my car lol
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Re: SH eats too much oil

just check again today. looks like the new gasket i put on the valve covers is starting to leak again. how can i check if my valve cover isnt bent a little. Also thiers oil on the transmissino looks like its leaking from the vtec soleniod to. :(
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Re: SH eats too much oil

Once you have the valve cover off just set it on a perfectly level surface (like a countertop of sort) and see if it wiggles, or if you have a level that would prob work too, just run it across several sections of the VC. As far as the VTEC solenoid leaking, it's fairly common. You may want to also check your cam plug and your distributor o-ring.
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You may want to also check your cam plug
Those are NOTORIOUS for going bad and leaking on our motors. Good idea.
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